Shoe Selection

Postby New Zealand Running on Wed 29/Jul/09 1:47pm

Howdy

Would be interested to know what sorts of shoes people are wearing to do either the Kepler Challenge or the Luxmore Grunt. A lot of what I read says that it can be very wet and slippery, if it is am I best to get trail shoes?

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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby scatter on Wed 29/Jul/09 1:58pm

If I was doing it (one day I'll get there :huh: ), I reckon I'd be going for a trail shoe with some aggressive grip on it......the Mizuno Ascend is the first one that springs to my mind.

I wish your knees the very very best for the descent down to Iris Burn! :D
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby danose on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:01pm

New Zealand Running wrote:Howdy

Would be interested to know what sorts of shoes people are wearing to do either the Kepler Challenge or the Luxmore Grunt. A lot of what I read says that it can be very wet and slippery, if it is am I best to get trail shoes?

Cheers
Stu
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I'm sure lots of people have done it in road shoes - but you NEED some inov8 x-talon 212s - more grip than any other trail shoe I've used, and lighter than most road shoes :thumbsup: I've been absolutely loving running in mine (espec in greasy canterbury clay)

http://www.inov-8.com/Products-Detail.a ... 5050973028
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby danose on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:04pm

scatter wrote:If I was doing it (one day I'll get there :huh: ), I reckon I'd be going for a trail shoe with some aggressive grip on it......the Mizuno Ascend is the first one that springs to my mind.


nice shoes (I love my wildwoods in summer) but not really that agressive - current trend from most of the big names in trail shoes is fast/non-agressive soles :( Which is all well and good 'til you're trully off-road (and not on a nicely maintained track)
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby nagem on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:13pm

My left foot hurts. I don't want to run anymore.

random comment
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby danose on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:15pm

nagem wrote:My left foot hurts. I don't want to run anymore.

random comment


just take up olympic distance hopping and only use the right foot :thumbsup:
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:16pm

generally we let thread go a page before we shit all over it, good netiquette.

but now that you've started....

are you left footed?
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby nagem on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:17pm

shmoodiver wrote:generally we let thread go a page before we shit all over it, good netiquette.

but now that you've started....

are you left footed?

Possibly. I've never been tested. You?
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby Spyder on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:18pm

nagem wrote:
shmoodiver wrote:generally we let thread go a page before we shit all over it, good netiquette.

but now that you've started....

are you left footed?

Possibly. I've never been tested. You?


Stairs ;)
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby danose on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:18pm

nagem wrote:Possibly. I've never been tested. You?



which foot do you preferntially lead with up steps - for me it's right (so I'm right-footed - which is odd cos I'm left handed)
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby nagem on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:35pm

Judging from my test I just undertook in my flat floored office I am most likely to be a lefty.
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby nagem on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:36pm

And ....Yes... I did pretend to run up stairs. *stares* :)
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:43pm

i'm ambidextrous
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby nagem on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:52pm

shmoodiver wrote:i'm ambidextrous

oh yup.

I'm ambidextrous with a paintbrush.
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Re: Shoe Selection

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 29/Jul/09 2:54pm

nagem wrote:
shmoodiver wrote:i'm ambidextrous

oh yup.

I'm ambidextrous with a paintbrush.



i'm not, just with knives and forks and pens and stuff
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